Hollywood, and video games can't be the problem....

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    Hollywood, and video games can't be the problem....

    ... It's the guns. Isn't it?

    Well, if it's NOT the guns... It might be the movies.... Here's a story about the measured increase in gunfire in movies since the 60's... And since the rating system began...

    And guess what? PG 13 movies have increased gunfire OVER all other age range ratings...

    Story here: Bustle

    Now, video games aren't covered.. But they didn't exist in the 60's... And, we all know, the most popular games aren't anything like Oregon Trail... They're GTA, HALO, and others... Heavy on GUNS.

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    What bothers me most about the video games is the generation of plush tubs of goo (body and mind) they are generating. I live in a neighborhood full of kids- the boys mostly are weird little introverted dorks that would rather play xbox than run around and explore their world that surrounds them. The handful that have not been hypnotized are still rather cool little chaps that I allow my own son to play with. The common denominator among them is that the parents don't allow video games at all, or at least severely restricts them. My own kid plays no more than 30 minutes a day, about 3 days a week.
    Then you have the whole crowd that is "educated" on guns and gun culture by video games... Don't get me ranting on that.
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    Oh make no mistake, we played war games, and cops and robbers in our day, too.. Right, SIXTO?

    But we played outside, with cap guns, or lacking those, sticks. And we used our imaginations, nobody had to imagine for us....

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    Heck, when I was a kid in the early 1980's my "video game" was .22 hollow points, aluminum pop cans, gasoline and matches. A .22 Yellow Jacket aerosolizing 12 ounces of gasoline in the presence of an open flame is a heck of a lot better to watch than any make-believe rail gun in a video game.

    And what happened to me? I turned out okay. I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    What bothers me most about the video games is the generation of plush tubs of goo (body and mind) they are generating. I live in a neighborhood full of kids- the boys mostly are weird little introverted dorks that would rather play xbox than run around and explore their world that surrounds them. The handful that have not been hypnotized are still rather cool little chaps that I allow my own son to play with. The common denominator among them is that the parents don't allow video games at all, or at least severely restricts them. My own kid plays no more than 30 minutes a day, about 3 days a week.
    Then you have the whole crowd that is "educated" on guns and gun culture by video games... Don't get me ranting on that.
    I think this is a big issue, bigger than "exposure to gun violence" bugaboo. Short attention span, lack of exercise, and a general lack of curiosity.

    Last weekend I ran a 5k with my 10 year old daughter. It was cold outside Saturday morning, and she and I crawled out of our warm beds, went to the race, and then stood around trying to stay warm until the race started. I coached her along during the run and she beat her prior time. We were home by 9:15 AM, sweaty and laughing.

    It was great.
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    Read LTC David Grossman's, "On Killing". He has done the research.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Ozno7...%3D_9Ozno7HMGE
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    Getting my kid his first dirtbike has done wonders on keeping him outside. Seeing him stumble in, smiling, bleeding and covered in dirt gives me a warm fuzzy.
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    I had pretty much unrestricted access to video games growing up and I still chose to be outside playing football and baseball every day after my homework was done. Forget sitting around inside, there's hits to be made and taken!
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    Plush tubs of goo.

    Looking out my window at the neighborhood kids has new meaning.
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    The evil side of me likes seeing people so involved on their gadgets (phones/games) that they walk into poles. I have a young friend 27yo that walks into poles/cars all the time because he can't get his face off that screen in his hand. No wonder the gov can distort reality to their way of thinking - people won't look up to see what is going on.

    I haven't played a video game since pac man or pong. Outside is too darn pretty to waste my life on an animated box using someone's imagination and not using my own.


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    I have a set of grand kids (not strict definition) taken from mother now in custody of her brother and my daughter. They do play video games. They now have great attentive parents and God please help me to be the grand parent they need.
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    I do not blame the gun, Hollywood, or the video games. My generation started the gaming industry. I have been playing since I was 12 and have not stopped. My parents did not use it as a babysitter. A lot of the blame falls on the parents..JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Heck, when I was a kid in the early 1980's my "video game" was .22 hollow points, aluminum pop cans, gasoline and matches. A .22 Yellow Jacket aerosolizing 12 ounces of gasoline in the presence of an open flame is a heck of a lot better to watch than any make-believe rail gun in a video game.

    And what happened to me? I turned out okay. I think.
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    never owned a game system, only ever played a couple games owned by friends. and yes i grew up in the video game generation, born in 81. spent most of my childhood playing lego and taking things apart, didn't get good at putting them back together till much later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by technomonster View Post
    never owned a game system, only ever played a couple games owned by friends. and yes i grew up in the video game generation, born in 81. spent most of my childhood playing lego and taking things apart, didn't get good at putting them back together till much later.
    Yes, but you must admit that we all got bored with Zelda and Mike Tyson's punch out after an hour or so... then it was back to playing in the real world.
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